First Aid at Work ( 3 Day course)

The course covers primary and secondary care including a mix of theory and practical tasks. It must be carried out by an approved instructor. It is 18 contact hours and conducted over a minimum of 3 days (although can be longer as long as each lesson at least 2 hours contact time).

This course is ideal for all business types where the risk assessment requires a higher level of training as well as other area’s where a more comprehensive first aid course is required.

As of October 2013 this course became available as a Ofqual QCF Level 3 course. QCF qualifications regulated by Ofqual, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and the Welsh Government Department for Education and Skills (DfES Wales) will be permitted to award a qualification in First Aid at Work (FAW) which will be accepted by HSE for the purposes of compliance with regulation 3(2) of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.

This new comprehensive Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF) is 3 day course and is for learners intending to act as a First Aider in the workplace. This qualification will provide all the required first aid skills necessary to manage a patient that is not breathing normally, is unconscious, bleeding or is ill or injured prior to the arrival of the emergency services. The course is designed to provide the First Aider with the skills necessary to give effective basic life support, diagnose and treat minor and manage major injuries or illness keeping the patient alive until the emergency services arrive.
This qualification will be enable the holder of this qualification to deal competently and confidently as a first aid trained member of staff in the workplace.
QCF Qualification Facts

QAN:                TBC
Type:               QCF
Level:               3
Credit Value:     3
GLH:                 24
Product Code:    L3AFAW
Available From:  01/01/2013

Curriculum:

  • Initial Care
    • First Aid at Work Regulations and Rules
    • Accident Reporting
    • Activating Emergency Medical Services
    • Fears of First Aid
    • Barriers – gloves and face barriers
    • Initial Assessment and airway management
    • Unconscious Breathing and Recovery Position
  • Cardiac Problems
    • The Heart
    • Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Heart Attacks and CPR
    • One Rescuer CPR
    • Compressions only CPR
    • CPR Handover to a Second Rescuer
    • Introduction to AED’s
  • Other Primary Care First Aid Problems
    • Choking on Adult, Child and Infant
    • Serious Bleeding Management and Wounds
    • Shock Management and types of Shock
    • Spinal Injury Management
  • Specific Injury Management
    • Injury Assessment
    • Breaks, Fractures and Splinting
    • Strains and Sprains
    • Types of Wounds and Practice Bandaging different Injuries
    • Embedded Objects
    • Burns and Scalds
    • Head Injuries
    • Poisoning
    • Temperature Injuries – Heat Stroke, Heat Exhaustion and Hypothermia
    • Eye Injuries
    • Bites and Stings
    • Crush Injuries
    • Chest Injuries
    • Electrical Injuries
  • Illness Management
    • Illness Assessment
    • The Respiratory System and Hypoxia
    • Diabetes
    • Anaphylactic Shock
    • Heart Attack
    • Angina
    • Stroke
    • Asthma and Respiratory Problems
    • Hyperventilating